Police: Men Steal Bottles from Cub Scout Bottle Drop

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/09 2014 11:27AM

Updated 04/09 2014 06:20PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. - Vermont State Police arrested two people they say stole a large amount of bottles from the Jeffersonville Cub Scout Bottle Drop.

Police say Dereck Bouchard, 21, of Jeffersonville, and Matthew Tilton, 22, of Waterville, Vt., removed the bottles on three separate occasions and turned in the bottles for cash. 

Scoutmaster Roger Allen says one or two scouts will lose camp scholarships now.

"Anything from summer camp," Allen said. "we're going down to Acton, Massachusetts for the re-enactment at Concord Bridge in a couple weeks. We also do an Oceana Naval Airstation in Virginia Beach Airshow each year. These activities can be pricey for families that can't afford them." 

Both are being charged with three counts petit larceny. Bouchard and Tilton are due in court at the end of May. 

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